How Victims Become New Oppressors: The Metamorphosis of a Pious Generation in Turkey

A lawmaker’s faint heed for the realities of the past sparked a debate over female empowerment in Turkey. It also recalled the transformation of yesterday’s victims to today’s oppressors.

Abdullah Ayasun

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AKP lawmaker Ozlem Zengin, C, speaks at a press conference in April.

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Abdullah Ayasun

Boston-based journalist and writer. Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. 2023 WHCA Scholar. On art, culture, politics and everything in between. X: @abyasun